Nick Cave – a sculptor, costumier and performance artist.

His ‘Soundsuits’ series is amazing!

Check out his book here

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Sony Manning

24/07/2009

Sony Manning

Sony Manning

Sony is a very good friend of mine. She make very beautiful porcelain work inspired by Australian landscape.  In her recent work, Sony manage to produce work that combine stoneware and porcelain together with an out standing result.

Sony works at home. Her studio is in a separate building from the house and it is almost as big as the house! It has three room The main room in the middle is for her general studio work. To the right is a smaller room for plaster work and to the left is a kiln room. Sony decorate her studio with found furniture from op-shop. Many pieces are very beautiful and i would love to have them in my own home!. Her studio has a lovely atmosphere and home like feeling.

Sony work

Sony beautiful work

Front of the studio

Front of the studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

some plaster work

some plaster work

Resting area near by antique heater (still working)

Resting area near by antique heater (still working)

sketch book

sketch book

Test tiles

Test tiles

Kiln room

Kiln room

Sony in her studio (photo by Terence Bogue)

Sony in her studio (photo by Terence Bogue)

David Ray

05/07/2009

David, Christine and Stella

David, Christine and Stella

David used to share a studio with me at Studio 7. He moved late last year when he bought his new home out of town and set up a studio there.

This images are his studio space in Studio 7. He works in very small space but manage to produce many wonderful pieces.

See more of David great work on his website www.davidray.com.au

Dog, David's signature style

Dog, David's signature style

shelf full of his inspiration

shelf full of his inspiration

working table with over glaze painting ready to use

working table with over glaze painting ready to use

working table

working table

David's studio

David's studio

David's studio

David's studio

David's studio

David's studio

some of his works

some of his works

some of his works

some of his works

Pippin Drysdale

21/06/2009

Pippin Drysdale

Pippin Drysdale

I visited Pippin Drysdale in Perth during my WA workshop tour in 2007. I never met Pip before but she kindly let me visit her studio, “come for drinks and nibbles” she said. When i arrive, there was actually bubbles and nibbles await for me!

Pip work at home. Her studio is at the back of her house. It has two components, one is for throwing, drying and firing. Another is for glazing. When i first saw her work I imagine that her studio will equip with modern technology and very fashionable sort of look. Mainly because of her work is so beautifully made and well finish which involve a lot of practice and skill. Not to mention her unique technique on glazing. I was so surprise to find out that her studio is very simple and basic. This give me even more respect to her work and her skill. To achieve something so extraordinary from so basic set up is an amazing skill. I look at her glaze buckets and test pieces, i now know the secret of her success….hard working!

See more of her wonderful works ad studio images at www.pippindrysdale.com

Shifting Dune by Pippin Drysdale

Shifting Dune by Pippin Drysdale

pip_throwing

Throwing area

Drying process

Drying process

Glazing area

Glazing area

Spray booth

Spray booth

many of galze buckets

many of galze buckets

Glaze table

Glaze table

Her work is now very well pack and ready to send to galery

Packing

 This is where her second go

This is where her second go

Sandra Black

01/06/2009

Sandra and me

Sandra and me

I Met Sandra Black in Hobart, Tasmania long time ago. I was a student then. Sandra came for a residency at the University where i study and gave a fantastic workshop at local pottery group there. I went along and really inspired by the beauty of her work. She invited me to visit her studio ………..and i did…….well… almost 10 years after the invitation!

I was amazed by her front yard as it full of flower, all bright and colorful. When is step in her studio, i even more amazed of how clean and well organise it was. So well organise. Somehow I felt the connection between her well organise studio and her work. Both of them show the same top quality.

The studio is quite big, locate at the back of the house but separate from the house. Big glass window to let a lot of sun light in. Also well lid by electrical light at night as Sandra often work after dark.

Sandra show me around her studio including a small pond where local frog live. They are very cute but also very noise!

Sandra live and work in Perth, Western Australia.

Sandra Black work

Sandra Black work

Front yard, full of beautiful flowers

Front yard, full of beautiful flowers

Well organise

Inside studio

Studio

Well organise

Studio

Studio

Working table

Working table

Tools

Tools

Line up!

Line up!

Kiln room

Kiln room

Stewart Scambler

22/05/2009

 Stewart Scambler

Stewart Scambler

Stewart  i a woodfire potter.  His work explore notions of his spiritual and emotional response to the Australian Landscape…..specifically a Western Australian Landscape.

Stewart also work together with his wife, Trish producing a range of maiolica domestic ware. They aim to produce work that is inspired by the Mediterranean nature of Fremantle in Western Australia.  His studio is certainly very Mediterranean inspired.

I really like the front courtyard, full of beautiful pots plants.

See more of Stewart works and his single chamber 4.3 m. long kiln in his property at York in the wheatbelt here

Stewart beautiful woodfired bowl

Stewart beautiful woodfired bowl

Studio from outside

Studio from outside

work in progress

work in progress

Majolica production

Majolica production

Decoration table

Decoration table

tools

tools

throwing Corner

throwing Corner

slap roller

slap roller

Vicki Grima

18/05/2009

VIcki Grima

Vicki Grima

Vicki works in a small sun room in the front of her house. Her studio is well organize and very clean.  I am very impress and love to have a studio like that.

I think because of the studio is part of the house so it need to be kept clean. Otherwise it will make the house looks dirty.

Vicki make small intimate pots which is very nice to use. I got one at home, a salt bowl. Some of her work is very colorful…..and affordable as she want everyone to be able to use her creation in daily life. Apart from making wonderful pots, Vicki is also an editor of the Australin Ceramic magazine.

Vicki works and live in Sydney, Australia. I visited her studio a few years ago and it still vivid in my head.

Check out her fabulous range at www.vickigrima.com.au

Vicki pinch pot

Vicki pinch pot

Vicki studio

Vicki studio equip with TV and radio

some of Vicki works

some of Vicki works

tools and cups ready to be decorate

tools and cups ready to be decorate

wel organise

well organise studio

full sun light in the studio

full sun light in the studio